16235. EVERLASTING FATHER, WE THANK YOU FOR THIS SEASON OF DOWNPOUR TESTIMONIES FROM HEAVEN, TAKE ALL THE GLORY IN JESUS MIGHTY NAME
16236. WHY WE FAST
I WANT YOU TO BEWARE OF RELIGIOSITY. I DON’T WANT YOU TO BE CAUGHT IN THE TRAP OF RELIGIOUS FASTING. YOU MUST UNDERSTAND THE REASON BEHIND A FAST BEFORE YOU PLUNGE INTO IT.
WE JUST FINISHED A 40-DAY FAST FROM NOVEMBER 22ND TO DECEMBER 31ST 2019.
WHY ARE WE SUDDENLY PLUNGING INTO ANOTHER FAST BARELY 10 DAYS LATER WHEN THE FULL TESTIMONIES OF THE LAST FAST IS YET TO FULLY MANIFEST?
WHY DO WE FAST?
16237. FASTING IS A WEAPON OF SPIRITUAL WARFARE
THE BIBLE COMMANDED US TO PRAY WITHOUT CEASING, OR PRAY CONTINUALLY, OR NEVER TO STOP PRAYING, OR PRAY CONSTANTLY, OR CONSTANTLY PRAY, (1 THESSALONIANS 5:17)
IF FASTING WEAPONISES OUR PRAYERS, AND WE ARE ADMONISHED TO PRAY WITHOUT CEASING, THEN, IT MEANS WE ARE ALSO TO LIVE A FASTED LIFESTYLE.
WHAT IS A FASTED LIFESTYLE?
A FASTED LIFESTYLE IS A LIFE OF ABSTENTION! NOT NECESSARILY ABSTENTION FROM FOOD AND DRINKS, BUT ABSTENTION FROM A LIFE OF CARNALITY AND WORLDLINESS. A FASTED LIFESTYLE IS A CONSECRATED LIFESTYLE
HUMAN BEINGS ARE 3-DIMENSIONAL CREATURES OF GOD. WE ARE A SPIRIT, WITH A SOUL LIVING INSIDE A BODY CALLED “FLESH”. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE FLESH TO PERMANENTLY LIVE WITHOUT FOOD 🍲 AND WATER 💦.
THE FOOD OF THE SPIRIT IS THE WORD OF GOD (DEUTERONOMY 8:3; MATTHEW 4:4)
THE FOOD OF THE FLESH IS PHYSICAL FOOD 🍲 AND DRINKS
THE FOOD OF THE SOUL IS FULFILLMENT OF THE WILL OF GOD (JOHN 4:31-34)
THE SOUL OF MAN IS ENGINE ROOM OF HIS SPIRIT. THE SOUL OF MAN IS THE HEADQUARTERS OF HIS EMOTIONS AND INTELLECT.
THE TRIUNE OR 3-DIMENSIONAL MAN MUST BE FED IN THE THREE ENTITIES THAT CAME TOGETHER TO FORM MAN.
HE CANNOT ABSTAIN PERMANENTLY FROM. PHYSICAL FOOD AND DRINKS BECAUSE HIS FLESH WILL DIE.
HE CANNOT ABSTAIN PERMANENTLY FROM THE WILL OF GOD BECAUSE, IF HE DOES, HIS SOUL WILL GO TO HELL
HE CANNOT ABSTAIN PERMANENTLY FROM THE WORD OF GOD BECAUSE, IF HE DOES, HIS SPIRIT WILL SUFFER MALNUTRITION AND BE DEAD TO THE SPIRIT OF GOD
THERE MUST BE A BALANCE BETWEEN THE THREE ENTITIES. IF ANY ONE OF THEM IS NOT FED WITH THE RIGHT FOOD, THERE WILL BE IMBALANCE OR DISEQUILIBRIUM, AND THAT IMBALANCE IS THE ROOT CAUSE OF INTERNAL WARFARES (OR PROBLEMS) IN THE LIFE OF ANY MAN BORN OF WOMAN.
EVERYTIME YOU SEE A PERSON AFFLICTED OR SAID TO HAVE PROBLEM, IT IS BECAUSE ONE OF THE THREE ENTITIES THAT CONSTITUTE MAN IS SUFFERING FROM LACK OF NOURISHMENT.
IN OTHER WORDS, WHAT I AM TEACHING YOU IS THAT FASTING IS A “SPECIAL KIND” OF AFFLICTION USED IN TREATING OR CURING OTHER DESTINY AFFLICTIONS OF MAN
MATTHEW 17:21 “HOWBEIT, THIS KIND, GOETH NOT OUT BUT BY PRAYER AND FASTING”
WHAT I AM SAYING IS THAT NEVER EMBARK ON FASTING (WHICH ON ITS OWN AN AFFLICTION), UNLESS YOU WANT TO USE IT AS A WEAPON TO KILL OTHER AFFLICTIONS OF DESTINY (JAMES 5:13) “Is any among you afflicted? let him pray…”
16238. LISTEN TO ME, AS LONG AS OTHER BODILY OR DESTINY AFFLICTION EXIST IN YOUR LIFE, FOR SO LONG MUST YOU FAST AND PRAY TO KILL OTHER AFFLICTIONS!
WHEN AN AFFLICTION APPEARS TO BE LONG-TERM OR PROLONGED IN YOUR LIFE, IT MEANS THAT YOU MUST APPLY BREAKS AND MEDITATE ON THE BEST STRATEGY TO DECIMATE AND DECAPITATE THAT AFFLICTION.
DON’T RUSH INTO RELIGIOUS FASTING AND PRAYERS. YOU HAVE FASTED AND PRAYED BEFORE AND THE AFFLICTION IS STILL THERE. THAT MEANS STUBBORN AND DEEP-ROOTED AFFLICTIONS NEED DEEP-ROOTED STRATEGIES TO PERMANENTLY UPROOT THEM
RUSHING OR PLUNGING INTO A RELIGIOUS FASTING AND PRAYERS TO FIGHT DEEP-ROOTED AFFLICTIONS IS LIKE FIRING BLIND SHOTS IN THE DARK. YOU WILL MOST LIKELY MISS YOUR TARGET 🎯. WHAT YOU NEED IS TO SOBERLY DRAW UP A COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM OR DEEP-ROOTED STRATEGY FOR ELIMINATION OF THAT STUBBORN AFFLICTION.
(NEW LIVING TRANSLATION)
28. “BUT DON’T BEGIN UNTIL YOU COUNT THE COST. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it?
29. Otherwise, you might complete only the foundation before running out of money, and then everyone would laugh at you.
30. They would say, ‘There’s the person who started that building and couldn’t afford to finish it!’
31. “Or what king would go to war against another king without first sitting down with his counselors to discuss whether his army of 10,000 could defeat the 20,000 soldiers marching against him?
32. And if he can’t, he will send a delegation to discuss terms of peace while the enemy is still far away.
33. So you cannot become my disciple without giving up everything you own
(NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION)
28. “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. WON’T YOU FIRST SIT DOWN AND ESTIMATE THE COST to see if you have enough money to complete it?
29. For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you,
30. saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.’
31. “Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Won’t he first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand?
32. If he is not able, he will send a delegation while the other is still a long way off and will ask for terms of peace.
33. In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples.
(KING JAMES VERSION)
28. For which of you, intending to build a tower, SITTETH NOT DOWN FIRST, AND COUNTETH THE COST, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
29. Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,
30. Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
31. Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
32. Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.
33. So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
LISTEN TO ME, THE ENEMY AND SATAN HAVE MOCKED YOU ENOUGH! IF YOU HAVE A STUBBORN AFFLICTION THAT REFUSED TO DISAPPEAR AFTER PRAYING AND FASTING, YOU’RE LIKE THAT MAN WHO REFUSED TO SIT DOWN AND DRAW UP A BATTLE PLAN FOR VICTORIOUS WARFARE. YOU’RE LIKE THAT MAN WHO WANTED TO BUILD 🏢 A TOWER 🗼 BUT HIS RESOURCES COULD ONLY BUILD THE FOUNDATION BEFORE EXHAUSTING.
STOP BEING A RELIGIOUS MOCKERY BY JUMPING INTO FASTING AND PRAYERS. DRAW UP YOUR VICTORIOUS BATTLE PLAN BEFORE JUMPING INTO BATTLE. MAY THESE 21-DAY BATTLE OF THE GATES PROVIDE YOU WITH WINNING STRATEGIES TO FINALLY AND PERMANENTLY TERMINATE AND ELIMINATE EVERY EMBARRASSING AFFLICTION AND SATANIC INSANITY MOCKING YOUR DESTINY, IN JESUS MIGHTY NAME
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